Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
In Ohio, I think a public school actually has an advantage if it can keep its own kids. EG Colerain kept its own kids while Moeller, St. X, Elder, and Lasalle dilluted all the other top players.
My understanding (which may well be mistaken/out of date) is that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati cracked down on recruiting and implemented some sort of districting system for the secondary schools they oversee. Of the schools you mentioned, St. Xavier (Jesuit) is the only school not subject to these guidelines.
My cousin, for example, lived in McNick's district. Had he wanted to go to Moeller, like any right-thinking person, I believe he would have had to sit out athletics his freshman year. He went to St. X, and was promptly disowned. (I'm kidding, sorta.)